Here’s some of the interesting stuff I’ve been reading about in today’s science and tech news (follow the hotlinks for the full stories). Apologies for some of the older stories – I was having too much fun checking out Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios to post
Of course, I could always blame the rash of solar flares for my posting hiatus. Are solar flares really a factor in communication? Well, NASA can tell you what to expect – they even have a 2012 FAQ page! And if you think weird sun activity is cool, check out the surfer waves rolling across the sun’s surface, even if only this guy can actually surf them.
In genetics, scientists are developing a fast desktop method for analyzing your genes, so you can check out your genetic health and just how deeply rooted that “oh look – shiny!” reaction is. And you can also analyze the programming of the teenage mind in the hopes of figuring out just why the hell Justin Bieber is a big deal. I blame it on the fact that it’s not just the X-Men, we’re all mutants.
In foodie news, lobbyists are nosing their way into cafeteria pickings and asking for, no surprise, more junk food. If I’m ever nuts enough to generate MSB v 2.0, she’s bringing her own lunch to school. The recent e.Coli outbreak doesn’t make me any less happy about school food.
Not savvy enough to make your own lunch? You don’t need culinary school for that. Despite complaints that culinary school attendance is down, with the Internet, there’s a lot out there for chefs who are reading, researching, and learning at home. I learned most of my cooking from my dad. Turns out dads matter a lot, so both in honor of upcoming Father’s Day and your own well-being, go thank yours!
That’s your science, tech, foodie, and geek update for the day – hope everyone has a great one!